Saturday, August 08, 2015

Norway - Adventure club mini expedition

John has just returned from leading one of this years Adventure club holidays, a mini expedition in Norway....
Flying to Bergen we were met by Ronny who drove us to Gudvangen, on the Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next morning we loaded the kayaks and began our journey.
A few pics from the following few days as we journeyed west as the Nærøyfjord joined the mighty Sognefjord, camping each night and enjoying the changing landscape as the fjord widened.
the Norwegian weather gave us sun and rain, both windy and tranquil seas...
Looking out for wildlife along the way, we saw a variety of birdlife from the oyster catchers and herons familiar at home to Sea eagles and a Golden Eagle, Porpoises, Seals and many jumping fish. 
Completing our journey at Vik, on the Sognefjord, we spent a couple of days here exploring the area on foot and journeying further west on the fjord by kayak. 
Once at Vik we stayed at Vik Camping, where I had previously visited with Keirron on a previous Youth Scholarship expedition, we were met with a warm welcome.

And an opportunity to amuse the locals with some wet skills, 3 star assessment coming up soon for some of the group :)
Packing our tents away, we returned to Bergen through the mountains and still frozen landscape, more snow on the mountains than usual for this time of year...
 Back in Bergen in time for some sightseeing and a fantastic Norwegian meal.
Thanks very much to Ronny at God Tur for everything, the use of the kayaks, support and the local knowledge. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Isle of Man for our symposium in September...
And a big well done to the team.
Our schedule of club trips for 2016, will be released in October :)


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